2018 Nissan Murano vs Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Murano

With so many impressive features in both the 2018 Nissan Murano and the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, how will shoppers in Gulfport, Pascagoula, and Waveland be able to choose between them? We at Pat Peck Nissan hope to help you do just that with this detailed comparison.

Read ahead to see how these two SUVs stack up against each other when it comes to performance, interior, and safety!

Murano vs Pathfinder: Performance​

Blue Nissan Pathfinder

The 2018 Nissan Murano and the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder are powered by similar 3.5L V6 engines. This engine is standardly paired with Nissan’s staple Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission), which uses a wide array of gear ratios to boost both fuel economy and power.

The Murano’s engine achieves an efficient EPA-estimated 28 highway/21 city MPG1, while the Pathfinder’s engine focuses on power. The Pathfinder’s engine is paired with a Nissan Direct Injection System that gets you 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque.

Both vehicles offer an additional drivetrain that can replace the standard front-wheel drive. The Murano offers an Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system that customizes power displacement in order to perfectly counteract your driving conditions. The Pathfinder, on the other hand, offers a similar Intelligent 4×4 drivetrain.

Murano vs Pathfinder: Interior​

The 2018 Nissan Murano is classified as a midsize SUV, while the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder falls into the full-size SUV category. For this reason, these models differ when it comes to their interiors. However, they both still offer plenty of wiggle room for all of their passengers with the following dimensions:

Headroom (Front/Rear)39.9/39.8 inches42.2/39.4 inches
Hip Room (Front/Rear)55.4/55.2 inches56.8/56.0 inches
Legroom (Front/Rear)40.5/38.7 inches42.2/41.7 inches
Shoulder Room (Front/Rear)59.5/58.8 inches60.9/60.4 inches
Interior Passenger Volume102.8 cubic feet137.8 cubic feet

These two models have different yet equally impressive cargo specifications. With all five seats in the place, the Murano offers 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space. The Pathfinder, on the other hand, provides an incredible 79.5 total cubic feet of cargo room when you fold all five rear seats down.

Murano vs Pathfinder: Safety

Nissan Murano Dashbord

Nissan prioritizes safety, which is why both the 2018 Nissan Murano and the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder are equipped with an array of helpful safety features. In the Murano, you can count on Class-Exclusive Standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning2and standard Automatic Emergency Braking.

The Pathfinder sports some of these features as well on top of its own lineup of active safety systems. In this model, you’ll have a Rear Sonar System as well as a Blind Spot Warning system and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

One feature you can enjoy in both models is an available Intelligent Around View® Monitor. This feature gives you a 360-degree view of your vehicle’s surroundings right on your infotainment screen.

Still can’t decide between the Murano or Pathfinder? Read our Murano reviews and Pathfinder review to learn more!

2018 Nissan Murano vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder: Which One?​

As you can see, no matter which of these Nissan SUVs you choose, you’ll be taking home a great vehicle. Take a test drive with us at Pat Peck Nissan to know for sure which model is a better fit for you. Shoppers in Gulfport, Pascagoula, and Waveland can schedule one today by giving us a call!

12018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 21 city / 28 highway. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

2Comparison based on predictive capability of up to two cars ahead. Ward’s Segmentation. 2018 Murano vs latest in-market competitors in Ward’s Middle Cross/Utility segment. I-FCW is intended to warn you before a collision occurs; it cannot prevent a collision. Speed and other limitations apply. See owner’s manual for details. Based on manufacturers’ websites. 2017 Lexus RX350 is not part of the Ward’s middle cross/utility segmentation.